Some Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) fighters have caused serious chaos after they attacked a security checkpoint in Auno, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
At least a policeman was killed and an unspecified number wounded during the attack.
Auno is about 24 kilometres from the capital of the restive Maiduguri, Borno State capital, along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.
It was gathered that terrorists in large numbers attacked a checkpoint of the policemen of the crack team at 0100 hours on Monday, August 8, 2022, and began shooting, Leadership reports.
Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, said the officers on duty engaged the terrorists in a gun duel, which resulted in the death of one policeman.
He said that on hearing the sounds of gunshots, the other personnel rushed to the scene and engaged the terrorists, forcing them to withdraw.
He explained that the gunmen were believed to have manoeuvred their way through a dug parapet and sneaked into the location on foot before attacking the unit.
“The personnel equally chased the terrorists through their escaped route but could not get them,” he said.